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Are your clothes already wet when you buy them? Yes, they are! 

Cotton is the most widely used natural fibre in the textile industry but its production has a major impact on water depletion and quality. Cotton is often grown and processed in arid regions outside of Europe where water is taken from rivers to grow cotton in places with naturally dry climates.

It's easy to reduce your water footprint by simply buying fewer t-shirts or by replacing cotton clothes with clothes made from artificial fibres. Every time you wear an item of clothing you are improving its water efficiency so try to wear clothes as many times as possible before throwing them out. When you do dispose of them take them to your local recycling centre.
1 T-shirt = 2495 litres = flushing the toilet 250 times
Assumptions:
- T-shirt made of 100% cotton, weighing 250 g
- flushing the toilet = 10 litres

 

More info: http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN
Produced by: Generation Awake 
Year: 2012
Language: English

 

 

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